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Graveyard Grumble Part 2 of 2

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Hidden : 05/19/2001
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A continuation from Part 1. Note; do not start this part of the hunt using the waypoint described in the web page, it's the same starting point as part 1. I listed the two parts this way so as to keep them close to one another on the web page.

Before proceeding, be sure you have completed all steps in part 1. Now, onto waypoint 4…

The fourth waypoint
I'll give you the whole number portion of the degrees of Lat & Long for this waypoint, however, you have to figure out the rest. Lat is N43 and Lon is W77. Ok, now you have to find the fractional portion of Lat & Lon. We have coordinated N43 WW.XXX by W77 YY ZZZ. Now manipulate the data recorded from previous waypoint visits to discover the remainder of this waypoint coordinates.

  1. Subtract 2 from the month Louisa died. Place a leading zero in front of the single digit result. This is WW.
  2. Subtract 1099 form the year in which Anna passed. This is number XXX
  3. Add 8 to the age of Louisa at her death. This is YY
  4. Subtract 1809 from the birth year of Ms. Anthony. Place a zero in front of the two-digit result for ZZZ.
You now have waypoint four, record it here:

Once you get to waypoint four record the following:

A. The inscription written at the base of the statue, a three word phrase

B. The birthplace of Edmund, located on a nearby monument

The fifth waypoint
From waypoint four you recorded a three-word phrase from the base of a statue. Line up the words left to right, as you would read them, however, do not place a space between the words. It will look something like AAAAABBCCCCC. Substitute the correct words for the letters here in my example.

Now for some substitution, Let A=1, B=2, C=3...Z=26. Substitute the numeric value for each letter in the three-word phrase. You will have a 16-digit number.

Subtract 716748248427591 from your 16-digit number. You will get a 15-digit result that represents the Lat & Long coordinates for waypoint Five. The format is Latitude Ndd mm.mmm by Wdd mm.mmm You now have the coordinates for the fifth waypoint.

Record waypoint five here:

Once you get to waypoint 5 (it's tall) you will notice an object 11 paces away towards the north. On this object there is a dedication which is held in place with star shaped rivets. How may star shaped rivets are there?

Number of Rivets:

Position yourself so you're directly in front of the dedication, so you can read it. Look for a row of gravestones to your right, a few feet away. This row of gravestones will be used to calculate the final waypoint to the cache.

Actually there are several rows of gravestones adjacent to the object! To distinguish the correct row you will need the birthplace of Edmund, which was found at waypoint four plus the number of rivets located on the dedication you just found.

By shifting the letters of a word you can change it around. As an example, Increase the letter A by 3 places you get D.

Take Edmund's birthplace location from waypoint four. This is a seven-letter word.
Increase the 1st letter by 1 place=
Increase the 2nd letter by 3 places=
Decrease the 3rd letter by 3 places=
Increase the 4th letter by 12 places=
Decrease the 5th letter by 3 places=
Decrease the 6th letter by 13 places=
Increase the 7th letter by 15 places=

This new word is the owner of the gravestone you're looking for.

Record the name here:

Surprise, there are many gravestones in this area with that specific name! Remember the number of star shaped rivets on the dedication? This value represents the number of gravestones into the correct row you must walk to find the letter-transferred word you discovered above. Walk into the rows, counting gravestones from left-to-right as you go. Walk into the rows only as far as the number of rivets on the dedication. Find the matching name, the correct number of stones into the row, and you've discovered the correct row! This row will be used to calculate the final set of coordinates that will take you to the geocache.

Go to the first gravestone in the correct row (left most). Record the death date in the following format: MMDDYYYY. Now go to the last gravestone in the row and record the death date from this gravestone (use same format).

Record information here

First grave, death date (MMDDYYYY):

Last gravestone, death date (MMDDYYYY): The coordinates are in the format Lat N AA AA.AAA by Lon W BB BB.BBB

Subtract 1964031 from the death date of the first gravestone in the row. The result is Latitude, in format AA AA.AAA

Record Latitude here:

Add 6625192 to the last gravestone death date. The result is Longitude, in format BB BB.BBB.

Record Longitude here:

Now onto the geocache, it's a .50 Cal Ammo can painted green with the words Geo-Cache stenciled on the sides. It's mostly covered by leaves, although if you're on top of it you can spot it.

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